Dr. Swati A. Piramal

Piramal Group

Dr. Swati Piramal, Vice Chairperson, Piramal Group, is amongst India’s leading scientists and industrialists whose contributions to innovations, new medicines and public health services have touched many lives. As the Director of Piramal Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Piramal Group, Dr. Piramal is deeply involved in creating innovative solutions and establishing avenues that promote primary healthcare in rural India through Health Management and Research Institute (HMRI) – a mobile health service, women’s empowerment projects and enabling transformation of India’s education system across public schools to unlock the potential of the young leaders of tomorrow through the Piramal Gandhi Fellowship Programme.

Dr. Piramal founded the Gopikrishna Piramal Memorial Hospital in Mumbai and was instrumental in launching several pan-India public health campaigns against chronic diseases, osteoporosis, malaria, TB, epilepsy and polio. She has served as the First Woman President of India’s Apex Chamber of Commerce (ASSOCHAM), and has served on the Scientific Advisory Council and the Council of Trade of the Prime Minister of India. Dr. Piramal is the Dean’s Advisor to Harvard Business School and Public Health and she holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and a Medical Degree (M.B.B.S) from Mumbai University.